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Pike Place Chowder

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1530 Post Aly, Flagship Chowder House, Seattle, WA 98101-3520
+1 206-267-2537
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A friend told us we needed to try Pikes Place Chowder, and we certainly weren't disappointed. It seemed busy, but the line went fast so don't let that stop you! Had the seafood bisque and the New England clam chowder. The best I have ever had! They serve it in a sourdough bowl if you like which was quite tasty!... More 

Thank Ortega
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A few years ago we spent the better part of October searching Maine to Massachusetts for the best clam chowder. We found none that would surpass the treat we had today. Only wish I lived in Seattle so I could enjoy this perfection frequently.

Thank sunnybeachdallas
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love chowder, this is a MUST if you are downtown. Line may appear long but moves quickly and it is well worth the wait. Ordered the award-winning original recipe and it was amazing. Bread bowls are locally baked and delivered fresh every morning.

Thank b3cca21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this joint durig a recent trip waited in line for 20 minutes to order. The calm chowder really is one of (if not) the best chowder i personally have ever had. The lobster roll was just ok for me. It is a must visit on a rainy wintery day in Seattle.

Thank Robert C
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and fast service. Very organized and the line moved pretty quickly - they have a great system. Only problem is lack of seating. We sat outdoors in the rain in November!!! Would def go again. The chowder, the bisque and lobster roll were all A+++

Thank Alison1207
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good Service and great fast food. Can be busy in appearance and the food still comes quickly. Never been dissapointed with food here.

Thank logandp2016
Penn Valley, California
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129 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had been trying to get into have some of this chowder for a couple of days but had been unwilling to wait in the huge line that forms. This particular Monday started with wind, rain, sleet and thunderstorms, so I walked down just prior to the 11 am opening. I was 3rd in line and purchased 2 quarts of soup... More 

Thank WilsyPV
Irrigon, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I got the regular clam chowder and so did hubby but then I asked for a sample of the smoked salmon chowder because I was told to try it and I didn't have the nerve. The smoked chowder is so good and the regular chowder was good but not the best I have had. Take a chance....take the smoked!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I could rate this place on only the New England clam chowder we ate, then it would be a 5-star. All the soups were great to eat, especially on a cold day. But, we did try a few items on the menu that wasn't that great, so we give the place a 4-star for the overall experience. Here's what... More 

Thank Janet T
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has become a go to for a quick bowl every time in Seattle. Got there early on a Wednesday, and still a big line up at 11 am, at opening. Be prepared for a wait. And get the seafood bisque. All the chowders are good, but this is great. Don't miss tasting it!

Thank BWeed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 Post Aly, Flagship Chowder House, Seattle, WA 98101-3520
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-267-2537

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?